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Water Heating & Talking Trees

Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast

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Water Heating & Talking Trees (running time 7-11AM)

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Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford

Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House!

Discovering our October Staycation destination #Patagonia

Want to know what it takes to move over 3 trillion pounds ofcap logo water uphill annually? Join us Saturday as Rosie & Romey recap their tour of the CAP System!

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Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

John Eisenhower of Integrity SavATree joins us in studio toIntegrity SAVATree discuss #FertilizeCitrus and our Tree of the Month #JamaicanCherry

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On the House Hour: Tankless Water Heaters With All About Water

You rely on your water heater for all the hot water you need to cook, clean, and bathe. When you can't get any hot water or your water heater stops working, it's major inconvenience. all about water page logoNot many people enjoy a cold shower. It's difficult to gauge when you'll need to repair a problem or replace all together

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Homeowner Topic: Open Home With Fox Valley Electric

Weekly To-Do: #ElectricalTest | One of our newest certifiedff727c31c1ef024b69f141552c3e72524d87bc18 partners Fox Valley Electric joins us to discuss testing electrical components & GFCI's!

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7:00AM - The Arizona Hour! The Central Arizona Project & How It Works!

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The CAP's Mohammed Mahmoud & Marcus Shapiro talk about the operation of the Central Arizona Project. 

Explains the states and basin that make up the CAP.  Managing the different allocations of water, negotations and policies.   What it takes to move water thru the systems thru pumps and gravity.

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More on moving water thru a system of pumps, pipes and canals.  And the function of Lake Pleasant for storage of CAP water.

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Discussion of the CAP at the intersection of the Salt River.  Called the interconnect facility where the CAP and Salt don't actually intersect.  They explain the syphon draw technique.

Mohammed explains the computer models he looks at for projections to deliver the water needed from various sources.  

Starting Tier Zero in 2020.  Part of the drought contingency plan.  Explains that it shouldn't change water supply much thanks to conservation and never have taken the total allocation.

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Tim McMahan of The Union Pacific Railroad talks about the UP 4014 Steam Engine 'Big Boy' moving thru Arizona as part of the 150th Anniversary of The Transcontinental Railroad.

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The C.A.P.'s Gordon Meyers talks about the C.A.P. Machine Shop.  They handle all of the repairs, overhauls, refurbishing and fabricating along the entire system.  In some cases, they can make the parts needed.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living Hour! Talking Trees With John Eisenhower

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Stephen Price of SavATree Integrity Tree Service gives the lowdown on The Tree Of The Month:  Jamacian Cherry Tree.  

October transistion to cooler mornings and warm days.  Backing off watering, checking your irrigation timers and last time this year to fertilize for spring growth.

CALLER:  Citrus trees with little branches growing from the roots.  OK to remove?

Out Staycation Winner to Pinetop surprises us with home made cinnamon rolls as a thank you!

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Romey's question about the bark of his mulberry tree has been damaged.  Leads to a discussion of how to protect damaged bark with paint, burlap or tree tape.  Plus some careful pruning tips.

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TEXT:  Listener has a Fan Tex Ash tree planted in a 24 inch box.  On a drip system watered twice a week 60 gallons total.  Used Super Thrive as a fertilizer.  Leaves curling and some have fallen off.  

Never put dirt over the root ball when planting.   Stephen explains why and the advantages of getting and using a soil moisture probe.

Fruit production underway on citrus and the importance of weight on branches that may need pruning before they break.

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CALLER:  Question about a Thundercloud Purple Plum Tree.  Edible and watering schedule.

CALLER:  Recently had a tall palm tree trimmed.  Since then the existing palm branches are dying and a liquid is coming out of the trunk

9:00AM - Water Heating! Tank or No Tank!

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David Norton of All About Water (EcoWater) discusses the differences between a traditional tank water heater and the tankless heater.  How hard water can limit the life span of the tank heater versus soft water.  And explains how a tankless heater works.

TEXT:  The tank water heater isn't maintaining temperature.  Suggestion why.

Explains the function of the anode rod in a tank heater and the other maintenance tip flushing the tank.

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CALLER:  Has a 13 year old gas water heater.  Want to convert to tankless and was quoted a rather high installation cost.  Is that the norm for installs?

CALLER:  Do tank water heaters need to be on a pedestal?

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TEXT:  Can a tankless water heater operate with extremely cold water into it?

What scale buildup can do to a tank water heater that could require more maintenance.

Questions to ask when considering a tankless water heater.

CALLER:  Can a tankless heater work with a recirculation pump?

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Producer Garry D wants to know about maintenance of a tankless water heater.

TEXT:  Has a tankless water heater with issues of water going cold in the middle of a shower.  Suggestions why that would happen.

TEXT:  Will a tankless heater keep up with a senario like two people showering and running the washing maching.

TEXT:  What to look for in a tankless water heater.

10:00AM - Open Home Hour!

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Why we don't recommend home warranties and why you should trust Rosie On The House Certified Partners compared to the other local and national home improvement referral sites.

Discuss our free Home Maintenance Calendar.  Among the things we do to become Every Arizona Homeowners Best Friend.

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CALLER:  Has a serious problem with a contractor who did work on their home.  The home owner asked him to stop and filed a complaint with the Registrar Of Contractors.  Feels the work is not up to code and could he file a complaint with an inspector.  

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Our 'How-To' on Electrical Testing with new Certified Partners Fox Valley Electric.  Noel & Ben talk about inspections a homeowner can check before calling an electrican.  Including checking GFCI plugs, a panel schedule on the electrical box and what flickering lights could mean if its not a bad bulb.

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CALLER:  Had a contractor flush the tank water heater with no evidence of mineral deposits.  Thinks they might have been ripped off.

CALLER:  When installing a tile floor should you remove or keep the baseboards on?